Morigana Kyoro Chan Parrots

2007 with Feet

The yellow one is from 2008 -

Kyoro-Chan, mascot of the Morinaga & Co. brand of candies, "Choco-Ball". As featured on a souvenir towel with images of Choco-balls, Kyoro's favorite food.

He first appeared in 1967, in the anime television series "Uchuu-shonen Soran" (Space Boy Soran). Originally, when the series began in 1965, Choco-Balls were consumed by a cartoon "space squirrel" known as "Chappy"; it was found that sales of Choco-Balls did not increase. Therefore Kyorochan was devised in 1967 as a replacement.

His popularity began to take off in 1987, when TV commercials starring Kyorochan, as well as commercial songs performed by famous artists appeared. In 1991, the name "Kyorochan" was printed on the boxes of Choco-Ball candies, and in that same year, the sales of Kyorochan stuffed animals and related products exceeded the sales of the Choco-Ball brand itself.

Kyorochan had his own 1999–2000 anime series.

The end titles of the anime series use a form of claymation. The series was released in very limited amounts in DVD format, and the anime is only found in Japan, Hungary (under the title the named "Kukucska Kalandjai"), Romania (under the original name), Taiwan (under the name 大嘴鳥), Czech Republic (under the title "Červánek"), and South Korea (under the title "왕부리 팅코").


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